Why is my repository in "read-only" mode?

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When a repository is in 'read-only' mode, it means that nothing can be written to the repository.
There are a few reasons why a repository is in 'read-only' mode:

  • If a Workspace is on the free plan, this workspace is limited to 5 users. If the number of user with access to this workspace exceed the limit, all private repositories in this workspace will automatically be set to 'read-only' mode. The workspace owner will need to remove excess users or update their workspace plan to be able to add more users. For more information, see Plans and billing.

  • We are upgrading our storage segments and temporarily can't accept new data.

  • We are rolling out changes that temporarily require no new writes.

  • Performing maintenance on the repository, such as running the garbage collector (GC) to clean up dangling commits and reducing the size of the repository.

Read-only mode usually only lasts for a few minutes, so if your repository has been marked read-only, try it again in a little while.

Last modified on Oct 12, 2022

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